Category: CC-Vascular

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Colectomy Coding

A general surgeon asked me to assist in a colectomy where he had inadvertently nicked a mesenteric artery. I entered the case and did a direct repair of the artery. Should I bill as his assistant or co-surgeon and what modifier should I use?

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Weekend Rounding

I have question regarding weekend rounding. I share weekend call with another practice that I am not affiliated with. Sometimes, when rounding, I check on 5-10 of their post–op patients. Since I am not part of their practice, is this something I can bill for? If so, should I bill a consult or a follow-up visit?

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